I'm happy to say that in 2013, this school is now where they should be academically as well as socially. I have seen a tremendous in the school. I attribute this improvement to the new leadership of the school as well as to the teachers who have stayed there and remained committed to the students and community! I'm sad that my child will be moving on to middle school. we will miss Clopper Mil!
This school needs a lot of work! It's just should not be called a school because it is a horrible learning environment
I'm very satisfied with the progress of this school under the current Pricipal. I like their dedication and involvement towards each student in academic, social skills and trying to make them the best in all aspects. I personally feel that this school has a lot of possitive inpact on my kid.
I am a teacher at this school and am very proud of the progress it has made in the past four years. We set high expectations and work very hard at student achievement. I am proud to be apart of the Cougar family and encourage others to see the real CMES. Students have tremendous personality and are eager to learn as much as possible in the six-hour school day. Check out our website!
Clopper Mill is in an economically disadvantaged area. The teachers do their best with what they have but many kids are unprepared for school and many parents have limited education and/or language skills themselves. The facilities are old but well kept and teachers do a good job of making it cheery.
My child would qualify as an honor roll student and is a high ranking student. This school gives attention to children who score on 'listening skills'. Academically clever kids did not share the center stage during the award ceremonies held quaterly. Teachers manage better with quieter kids, but there shouldnt be an overrating of underperforming students. Success is determined on intellect and academic focus.
Children are receiving a lower education then other elementary school children in the area. Students at this school are not prepared for higher education, not ready to move smoothly into middle school, lack discipline, lack respect for adults and other students. What the students are learning has been greatly reduced over the years and are far behind other elementary schools. Test scores have been very low for many years but no improvements are ever made. Current leadership in this school is awful. School has a very 'unfriednly' atmosphere.
Overall, I am satisfied with the school and the quality of education that my child is receiving, especially since I moved from New York to ensure that he would receive a good education.
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